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Pecos River Compact Commission

Description and history of the Pecos River Compact Commission. Commissioners and TCEQ Interstate Compact Coordinator contact information. Contact information of the legal counsel assigned to the Pecos River Compact Commission by the Texas Attorney General's Office. Date of the annual meeting.


The Texas Pecos River Compact Commission represents Texas on the interstate Pecos River Commission to ensure that Texas receives its equitable share of quality water from the Pecos River and its tributaries as apportioned by the Pecos River Compact. The Compact includes the states of New Mexico and Texas.


The Texas Pecos River Compact Commission (PRCC) is authorized by Chapter 42 of the Texas Water Code. The Pecos River Compact was signed by representatives of Texas and New Mexico on December 3, 1948. Subsequently, the Compact was ratified by both the Texas and New Mexico legislatures and was approved by Congress and signed by the President in 1949. Thus, the Compact represents both state and federal law. The Compact allocates the waters of the Pecos River between the two states and established the interstate Pecos River Commission to administer the compact. The interstate Pecos River Commission includes one commissioner appointed by the governor from each of the signatory states and one commissioner appointed by the President.


Chapter 42 Texas Water Code


The Honorable Frederic "Rick" Tate
Pecos River Compact Commissioner
P.O. Box 969
Marfa, Texas 79843
Term expires: January 23, 2023


Technical: Suzy Valentine, P.E., CFM
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 13087, MC-160
Austin, TX 78711
Fax: 512-239-2214

Legal: Mary Smith
Office of the Attorney General
P.O. Box 12548
Austin, TX 78711

Meeting Dates

The annual meeting of the Pecos River Commission was held at 9:00 am on April 11, 2017, at the New Mexico State University – Carlsbad Campus, Room 153, 1500 University Blvd., Carlsbad, New Mexico 88220. The agenda for the meeting can be found here.

Information Links

Malaga Bend, A Salty Tale...   Presented by Suzy Valentine, Texas Engineer Advisor, and Natalie Houston at the Texas Groundwater Protection Committee meeting on October 19, 2016, in Austin, Texas.

Pecos River Commission Rules, Revised 2016  

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Pecos River Basin Exit the TCEQ

U.S. Geological Survey Gages in Texas Exit the TCEQ

Pecos River Basin, New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission Exit the TCEQ

Pecos River Watershed Protection Plan, Texas Water Resources Institute Exit the TCEQ

Pecos River Compact

Pecos Amended Supreme Court Decree, 1988

Pecos River Water Quality Coalition Fact Sheet

Pecos River Initial Watershed Assessment, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 2012

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